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Whakapau kaha – to be better than before.

Join local author Pip McKay as she talks about her debut novel, The Telling Time, winner of the 2020 international First Pages Prize and shortlisted for the NZSA Heritage Literary award.

The Telling Time follows the paths of two women, mother and daughter, who transport the reader from Yugoslavia to New Zealand and back again in the late 1950’s and 1980’s. A story where secrets demand to be told…

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Our FIRST home game of the season is taking place in just over two weeks time at The Trusts Arena, Henderson on Monday 19th April vs Magic.


Don’t miss the FIRST Northern Mystics home game of the 2021 ANZ Premiership against the Magic.  Adult general admission tickets are ONLY $20 and best of all ‘Kids go Free’ with every paying adult.
Doors Open:      6pm
Centre Pass:       7pm
Tickets on sale now at:


The Northern Mystics will be crossing the bridge for this game ONLY to take on the Southern Steel at Eventfinda Stadium, Wairau Valley, North Shore.
Doors Open:      4pm
Centre Pass:      5pm
Team Ticket Pass:  10 tickets for only $130 – great value as this averages at only $13 per ticket
Use Promo CODE:  MYSTSCHOOL21 and receive a $5 discount off Adult tickets
Tickets on sale now at:


The Northern Mystics are back at The Trusts Arena taking on the Good Oil Tactix, Monday 3rd May.   Adult general admission tickets are ONLY $20 and best of all ‘Kids go Free’ with every paying adult.
Doors Open:      6pm
Centre Pass:       7pm
Tickets on sale now at:

On 20 March every year, FDI World Dental Federation asks the world to unite to help reduce the burden of oral diseases by empowering people with knowledge, tools, and confidence to secure good oral health. This year FDI are celebrating World Oral Health Day with the tagline Be Proud of Your Mouth.

The New Zealand Dental Association are celebrating World Oral Health Day (WOHD) by holding an online competition to raise awareness of WOHD in New Zealand. We encourage your school to partake by highlighting the importance of good oral health in class with your students, their parents and wider community. We also invite you to share our social media competition and WOHD infographics.

Download the World Oral Health Day toolkit to see how your organisation can get involved!



World Oral Health Day is targeted to:

  • Individuals to take personal action
  • Schools and youth groups to deliver learning activities about oral health
  • Oral health professionals and the wider healthcare community to educate the populations they serve
  • Governments and policymakers to champion better oral health for all
  • Oral disease affects 3.9 billion people worldwide, with untreated tooth decay (dental caries) impacting almost half of the world’s population, making oral disease the most prevalent health condition in the world.

In Aotearoa New Zealand alone, around 40,000 children (0 to 14 years) had teeth removed due to decay, an abscess, infection or gum disease in 2019. In the same year, 270,000 adults (aged 15+) had one or more teeth removed due to decay, an abscess, infection or gum disease. Unfortunately, both statistics are worsening over recent years. Health specialists identify many reasons for such statistics in New Zealand, however, we as a nation can improve the prevalence of oral disease by making some simple changes in our day to day living.

How to ‘Be Proud of Your Mouth’:

  • Brush twice daily with a soft bristled brush and fluoride toothpaste
  • Floss between all teeth daily
  • Make water your choice of drink
  • Choose tooth safe foods that are low in sugar
  • Attend regular dental check-ups (at least once a year)

On behalf of the Mt Eden Village Centre Trust we would like to invite your students and their families to our free family fun day “The Little Day Out” here at the Mt Eden Village Centre.

Little Day Out: Sat 06.03.2021 from 10am to 1pm.
Location: Mt Eden Village Centre (449 Mt Eden Rd, church building next to Circus Circus)

This will be a fun and engaging free event including: pony rides, a children’s flea market, weird and wonderful animal zoo, face painting, a magic show, poi dance, craft activities, live music, Nanogirl science display, delicious food stalls and much more…


We are now inviting applications for 2022 Scholarships at King’s School.

The Endeavour Scholarship was launched by the Governor-General of New Zealand in October 2001, and is now in its 20th year. The Endeavour Scholarship is open to Maori and Pasifika boys who are due to enter Year 7 in 2022. The Endeavour Scholarship provides opportunities for four boys each year to receive an education at King’s School for Years 7 & 8 education, followed by Years 9 to 13 at King’s College.

This scholarship is a financial scholarship and includes tuition fees, uniform allowance and other costs. Four Endeavour Scholarships are awarded each year

The John Henley Music Scholarship is open to boys due to enter Year 7 in 2022, who are playing an instrument at Grade 4 or above. One scholarship will be awarded – valued up to $12,200 per annum (50% of tuition fees), tenable for Years 7 and 8 at King’s School. The level of parental contribution is independently assessed and based on the current financial position of the family.

The King’s School Academic Scholarships are open to boys due to enter Year 7 in 2022, who display strength in Literacy and Mathematics. Scholarships awarded are valued up to $24,200 per annum (from 25% – 100% of tuition fees), tenable for Years 7 and 8 at King’s School. The level of parental contribution is independently assessed and based on the current financial position of the family.

The Buchanan Charitable Trust Scholarship is now in its 9th year.
The Buchanan Charitable Trust Scholarship is offered to one boy of any ethnic descent who would not normally afford an independent school education.
This scholarship is for a boy due to enter Year 5 in 2022 and includes fees, tuition and uniform allowance for Years 5 – 8 at King’s School, followed by Years 9 – 13 at King’s College.

Further details and application forms for all scholarships can be found on the Scholarships page of our website:

Details with respect to the scholarship application process this year:

  • Application forms are currently available for downloading from the King’s School website
  • Applications for the Academic Scholarship close Thursday 25 February 2021 at 5.00pm
  • All other Scholarship Applications close Friday 7 May 2021 at 5.00pm
  • Academic Scholarship testing will take place Tuesday 2 March 2021
  • Endeavour Scholarship testing will take place Tuesday 18 May 2021
  • John Henley Music Scholarship auditions will take place on Monday 17 May 2021
  • Buchanan Charitable Trust Scholarship assessments will take place Wednesday 19 May 2021

Change of date now on Tuesday 9th March 2021
9:30 am or 1:00 pm
in the College Hall (main school entrance – Mountain Road)
You do not need to register.

followed by a conducted tour of the College by senior boys

St Peter’s College provides an education in the CATHOLIC tradition by building a strong foundation in the ACADEMIC, SPORT & MUSIC areas.

The College has a dual pathway of assessment with both Cambridge International Examinations and NCEA offered at senior year levels.

The College is well served by public transport from all parts of Auckland.


(Weather permitting, limited parking available on the top field, main entrance Mountain Road)

The Saint Kentigern Trust Board offers a number of Scholarships for girls wishing to enter Saint Kentigern Girls’ School at the Year 7 level in 2022.

The value of the Scholarships is a proportion of the tuition fee for Years 7 and 8 and they range from 25% to 50%. The tenure of the Scholarship is closely monitored, with a full review at the end of each academic year. Should a girl not be committing herself properly to her studies, the Scholarship could be withdrawn.

Candidates for the following Scholarships must be girls who are in Year 6 in 2021, at a New Zealand School. Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.

On receipt of the application form, the candidate’s present Principal may be asked to provide a confidential report to the Principal of Saint Kentigern Girls’ School.

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Auckland Boys Choir will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year.

During the first term of 2021 we will be auditioning for new singers to join the choir.

If there are any students in your school interested in singing please could you encourage their parents/caregivers to contact the choir manager, Frasor Faulknor (021 030 9515) to set up an audition.

Rehearsals are held on Mondays from 4.30-6.15pm at St Georges Hall, Ranfurly Road, Epsom.

Dear Parents and Guardians

“Marist girls become Marist women who have a sense of purpose and are successful in their own right”.

The decision about which school you send your daughter to for her intermediate and secondary education is an important one. We invite you to consider Marist College.

Marist College, a Year 7-13 Catholic school for girls is situated in Mt Albert. It has been at its maximum roll of 750 students, plus International Students, for the past ten years. Marist College offers a broad and balanced Year 7-13 curriculum and we are very proud of students’ outstanding achievement rates in National Qualifications.

Our College is vibrant and diverse yet firmly grounded in its ethos of Catholicism and Family. The quality of the education offered at Marist has been acknowledged by many external sources over the past few years. The Education Review Office review states that “Marist College continues to provide high standards of teaching and learning that encourage student participation and engagement in meaningful learning contexts”. The Special Catholic Character Review “Special Character at Marist College is real, pervasive and alive”. These reports are available for viewing on and our website has information about our outstanding academic results.

The philosophy and ethos that shapes the type of education we offer and the way we operate our school is fundamental to the success that we have. The spirit of community and partnership between students, teachers and families, with high expectations and clear boundaries underpinned by Gospel values is a successful formula. KiVa & Restorative practices are embedded in our Pastoral Care systems.

Marist College offers a range of opportunities for our young women to succeed. We offer 33 different subject choices, by the time our students reach Year 13. We have over 40 sports teams in 11 different codes. We have a competitive choir, orchestra and the school participates in annual school productions and cultural festivals. All of this ensures that your daughter will receive a full and holistic education.

Bus services to and from Marist College are readily available and cover a wide geographical area of Auckland including Papakura, Manurewa, Papatoetoe, Hillsborough, Mangere, Onehunga, Titirangi and Blockhouse Bay.

We invite you and your daughter to visit Marist College during our Open Afternoon on

Tuesday, 2nd March 2021 between 3:00pm and 6:00pm

You will be met by students who will take you on a tour of the College and you will have an opportunity to talk to the teachers. The Senior Leadership Team will be presenting throughout the afternoon. Light refreshments will be available in the gym foyer.

2022 Preference enrolment interviews will take place in Term 2. Applications for enrolments are online at

Our enrolments are online, if you would like to bring section B, C and hard copies required, an enrolment kiosk will be situated in the school gymnasium throughout the Open Day.

Te Aroha o te Atua


Raechelle Taulu


Tuesday 23rd February 2021, For Year 7  Enrolments in 2022

Adult Tennis Coaching – Wednesday Mornings

Come and see how we provoke children’s thinking in our inclusive centre


In an ever-changing and fast-paced, technology-addicted world, it can be difficult to guesstimate what skills our children need in order to prepare them for an uncertain future.

However, there is a bedrock set of skills that have always been essential throughout history, and will continue to be for all generations to come. That is; the skills that give us the ability to communicate, to be creative, and to have a grounded sense of self-confidence.

In a nutshell this is exactly the family of skills that Head Held High speech and drama lessons are designed to develop.

At Head Held High we use hundreds of fun games and imaginative scenarios in our lessons, to teach conversation skills, confident body language, respect for ourselves and others, how to relate positively to peers and adults, public speaking skills, good manners, and harnessing creativity. All blended into a programme that all types of students love and have fun being apart of!
In addition to all of the above, Head Held high students also have the opportunity to gain globally recognised qualifications by sitting Trinity College of London or NZ Speech Board examinations.

To enrol for your FREE trial lesson simply visit:
Or, if you’ve got questions, we’re happy to answer them! Simply email:

Cornwall Park District School
Amanda Stoddard


21ST & 22ND NOVEMBER 2020



For more info and to register visit

Who 9-11 year olds who are water confident
When Sundays starting 11th October 2020
10 Sessions Final session 20th December 2020
Cost $495 – covers club membership, coaching, and charter boat

Why KYC?

  • Family orientated club so parents and sailors learn together
  • Brand new self-bailing opti cube yachts. Spend more time sailing, less time bailing
  • Our fantastic coaches are very experienced. Many learnt to sail at KYC. Coach to sailor ratio 1:5
  • KYC is East Auckland’s premier youth dinghy racing club

Register NOW limited places


Andy Kensington
021 842639

Does your child or do you know anyone whose  child is learning to write?
Do they struggle to keep up in the classroom?
Could your child do with some extra writing and fine motor practice?


These September holidays, join us in pumping some finger weights and show the pencil who’s boss! We invite your child to join us to work specifically on improving their hand skills and hand writing through fun activities and games.
This program is available to support various stages of writing, from preschoolers to primary-schoolers. We will adjust groups as needed depending on enrollments, to ensure the group is tailored to your child’s needs. 

What’s included:
45 minute sessions with our OT’s in a group environment
Goal-directed activities at your child’s level

Date and times:
28th, 29th and 30th September 1st and 2nd October 2020
10am to 10.45am
Child’s Play OT clinic
131/127 Newton Road, Eden terrace, Auckland
Room 115, ground Floor

$60.00 per child per 45 min session

Bookings essential – no drop-ins please

Further Information

  • Qualified and experienced staff.
  • Maximum 6 children in a group.
  • This program is aimed at children who need handwriting help, guidance and practice.


This year, the Moon Festival will be run at a smaller scale over ten-days from Fri, 25 Sep until Sun, 4 Oct 2020.

It will involve,

  1. Street decorations (Moon Festival flags hung on street poles and colourful lanterns)
  2. JadeRabbitFriend Art and Hunt*  along Eden Valley and Balmoral town centres
  3. Participating Dominion Rd businesses offering special promotions during the ten-day festival.

* Hop along and join in the hunt. This fun activity encourages the young and young at heart to find / hunt for the Jade Rabbit Friend posters created by children, friends and families. Look for these colourful creative posters on shop windows during the festival. 

Q : Have you submitted your JadeRabbitFriend poster? It’s not too late to send in your completed poster(s). The last date for submission is 5pm on Fri,11 Sep`20.  Rabbit poster template is available through Dominion Rd Moon Festival/rabbit-art-hunt.  

In addition, “Dumpling on Dominion” will run on the last day of the festival, Sun, 4 Oct`20. This event is part of  ATEED’s Elemental Akld program which is a celebration of the people and food who make up the unique Dominion Rd restaurant community. There will be a Festival Hub with an entertainment stage on Wiremu St in Balmoral which will be partially closed for the day.

Come along and join in the fun. Explore, eat and enjoy!


The Dominion Rd Moon Festival is proudly brought to you by the Albert Eden Local Board, Balmoral Chinese Business Association and the Dominion Rd Business Association.

Spring Special

Spaces Available for Children aged 2-5. No fees for the months of September and October for new enrolments.

Weekdays 8am-4pm

We provide a language rich environment and programme to promote:

  • Focused listening techniques
  • Interactive communication skills
  • Extensive vocabulary
  • A love for literature

  • Limited to 20 children with high staff child ratio
  • Nature-based play and learn experiences
  • Regular walks to the local parks and also Cornwall park
  • 20 hours Early Childhood Subsidy and competitive fees

For more information, please contact: Jojo Fuga (Centre manager)

Phone: (09) 579 2827 | Email:


For more information phone 09 623 2200 or visit

School is Back – please remember to drive at a safe speed around our school.This makes it safer for everyone, especially as our students love to be able to walk, scoot or ride to school!

We are currently running a promotion on our annual passes

Offer available online HERE or onsite from the 15th of June 2020 to the 12th of July 2020

This deal can be purchased from our website or onsite.
Alternatively Just sharing our post online would be amazing Buy 1 Year get 1 Year free Facebook Post

The benefits you receive with this deal make it perfect for families to make repeat visits


  • Free unlimited Gondola rides all year
  • 50% off individual Luge rides
  • Discounts in the Restaurant and Café (makes an espresso coffee $2.80!)
  • Discounts off Zipline, Sky Swing and more!

Yummy are stoked to be able to run the sports gear promotion again this year, especially with everything going on, so thanks for taking part.

Winter is a great time to be eating Yummy apples, we have so many different varieties to choose from right now.  We will be running a couple of school holiday competitions on our social platforms, so look out for those on both facebook and Instagram.  Remind the kids to eat lots of apples and collect the stickers for your school over the school holidays.

Enrolment Application Closing Friday 3rd April 2020 for entry into 2021 St Peter’s College.

Information provided by Ministry of Education today.

This afternoon, the Director General of Health announced the confirmation of a third case of COVID–19.  Today’s announcement involved a family that has two children at two Auckland Schools – Ormiston Junior College and Auckland Grammar. The family is now in self-isolation.  Neither child has shown any symptoms and they are not currently showing any symptoms. They are in self-isolation in case they do develop the virus.

The impact on schools is almost identical to yesterday’s situation.  None of these students had or showed signs of any symptoms when they attended schools.  This means they were not infectious which in turn means there are no risks to other students or to teachers and school staff.  With this virus you cannot be infectious if you show no symptoms and you cannot as a contact of a contact of someone with the virus get the virus.

Kind regards

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